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was a fixture here and he died last night trying to protect a mother and her infant daughter. those that knew him are mourning his death and calling him a hero. alicia waters was putting up pictures of her friend, this morning she learned he died trying to protect a young mother and her infant from a knife-wielding attacker. >> he has helped me with in my past, so it's not hard to believe that he won do something like this. cottingham was a fixture on his skateboard and music, he was here at 9:30 when calvin hooker confronted a 21-year-old woman and her instant daughter, hooker was armed with a large enough and went after the woman chasing
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her around the bus shelter, he xrumed in and tried to stop the attack and was stabbed and later died. >> police caught up with hooker a short distance away and took him into custody. police can't believe the man they knew as cannibal is gone. >> really a good person. >> i fell over and was crying. he was a troubled teen but he was turning his life around. >> those that saw him on their daily travels, called him a hero. >> he was out here a lot skateboarding and stuff like that. stayed to himself and listened to music, it's a shock that he was killed. >> an authority time ago wilmington's mayor issued a statement offering his
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condolences to cottingham's family, he too called him a hero risking his life to protect another citizen and hooker we are told did not know the young mother he went after with a knife. he is held without bail on a los angeles list of charges including first degree murder. >> u.s. sara. we told you last night how officials thwarted a plot against pope francis, he is a 15-year-old man from our area. and he was inspired by isis. nora muchanic has more tonight. >> reporter: we know that the 15-year-old boy was from new jersey and the attack was in the planning stages, authorities believe that it's another american teenager radicalized by isis through social media. the 15-year-old boy was quietly arrested last month for
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threatening to attack pope francis on his trip to philadelphia, according to a bulletin from the fbi and homeland security, issued august 14th, the minor was inspired by isis and sought to complete an attack including firearms and multiple explosives. >> don't think a 15-year-old plotting to injure the pope is a normal 15-year-old. >> former police officer, dr. john crimel has been teaching for years and he doesn't think a 15-year-old understands the full consequences of their actions but the pope's visit would be a prime target for isis or their recruits. >> the 15-year-old arrested and charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization, used the internet to find information about explosives and share the information on social media.
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we got reaction to the foiled plot against pope outside of st. mary's cathedral in trenton. >> why considering doing something like this. >> he is a radical group, isis, and he is the head of the catholic church, that would make him a target. >> source says that the 15-year-old threat was not imminent and that the teen may have mental health issues, there is no specific credible threat to the pope as he visits philadelphia. the fbi says it is working closely with secret service and other law enforcement services to identify threats and assure the safety of the pope and all the people attending the events. >> nora thank you. be are getting our first look by the way at the stage where pope francis will be saying mass on the parkway, this is a rendering of what the
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covered stage will look like, an alter in the middle and the chair the pope will sit in and the stage will be used for the performances on saturday, but in a different configuration. when the pope steps into philadelphia for the first time, will he step on to a rug hand made right in our area, langhorne carpet company made the runner for the airport and two rugs to be used in the rectory of the basilica of saints peter and paul. it's 9 by 75 feet long and the rugs for the rectory are green with a medallion design, the face of the rugs are 100% wool to keep in line with the pope's commitment to environmental protection. the pope will deliver four of his speeches in the u.s. in english but use most of his native spanish for most of his
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homilies and other speaking engagements. he are use english in d.c. and for two events in philadelphia. as more information about the papal visit is revealed stick with 6abc.com/pope, our popes including the highways road closures and items prohibited. for more on how you can see the pope on his two scheduled parades. investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that ripped through center city earlier this morning, the blaze broke out at 4:30 and when to three alarms. katherine scott has more. >> the flames were intense and they spread quickly, resident massa shoot this on his cell phone after he left his apartment, he took this picture from the flames from his bathroom window before he ran downstairs. >> it blew the windows out and the fire came inside.
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different cell phone video from a viewer shows the flames coming from the site of a restaurant under construction, people in narring apartment buildings got up and got out. >> went down two flights of stairs and saw the huge fire. >> saw the building fully engulfed in flames and grabbed my wallet and phone and started to head downstairs, the gramsy is a site separated -- it was not safe from the flames, it caused my windows to crack. the air conditioner started to melt, you can see the huge flames right by the building and across the street from the alleyway, i looked up and there was flames going up the chancellor building, up above the neighboring building you can see the destruction the fire left behind and a major concern was getting everyone out of
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hundreds of apartments safely, he commended the swift action of the arriving units, in a few minutes he called for a second alarm and there is enough resources to get in those buildings, the source of that fire remains under investigation, and firefighters are trying to determine the cause. in center city, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news" a woman was killed and several people were injured on the schuylkill expressway this afternoon, chopper 6 hd over head over i-76 westbound at the route 1 split, it happened at 2:00 p.m., a van sustained serious damage when it collided with a truck, no word on which driver caused it all and how many people were hurt. time now for the check of the "action news" traffic report tuesday night. >> lets take you live now to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> after hearing the sad update it's not surprising to see them attempting to clear that accident scene rick and monica, the westbound lanes of
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schuylkill, you can't get on the northbound side of route 1, a busy ramp most afternoons remains closed now for three hours after the accident happened. these drivers have to continue west to the kelly drive exit. that is clogged up, a mess, trying to get to the northbound side of the boulevard, delays are sizable on the schuylkill and they start at bear and go to the boulevard and spill back to the vine street expressway, a parking lot west from 95 to the schuylkill, you want no parts of this mess, the westbound schuylkill this afternoon, stick with the kelly drive to hunting park avenue, and ridge avenue, or if are you coming out of the city, 95 northbound is slow but a better bet than the westbound side of the schuylkill, southbound on 95 look for a broken down vehicle by girard taking out the center lane and the overturned vehicle in
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cinnaminson, we'll check it again in the next half hour. philadelphia leaders took a step in reducing congestion, the operational center will be up and running and allows traffic engineers to monitor roads in real time, official says it reduces emergency response times and allows for instant reductions. >> the opening of this traffic operation center is an investment in the future just as funtmental to public safety and the city's economic well being as replacing an aging bridge or expanding our trail network. >> a test run was successfully completed over labor day weekend, it will be fully operational on thursday, running 24 hours a day seven-days a week. >> still to come, it's still something people have wanted for a long time. facebook finally adding a dislike button. and as if raging wild fires were
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not enough, people in california had to deal with an earthquake as well. >> monica, back at home, gorgeous weather lots of sunshine and cool nights and comfortable days, now i'm tracking a warm-up. >> all right cecily, later on the new royal ride, the exclusive and royal vehicle that she is now first in the line to own. there it is. >> those stories and more.
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a mass of wild fire in california has grown to 67,000 acres and is only 15% contained. nearly 600 homes are destroyed and 9,000 are threatened now and an elderly woman was killed and nine people are missing, to make matters worse, an earthquake struck in the middle of the fire zone, a 3.2 quake. no injuries reported from that. now they are calling for a summit to figure out how to handle the growing refugee
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problem in europe. this since hungary is closing off their border, hundreds of refugees piled up between the two countries. health check tonight, many people that suffer or survive a heart attack take an aspirin to prevent another one from happening, now it could help people from getting their first heart attack or stroke, they could benefit from aspirin if they have a high risk of heart attack and low risk of bleeding, the new guidelines are controversial. the fda ruled last year that there was not enough evidence to support aspirin for heart attacks and some cardiologists say the risk of bleeding in the stomach or brain is too high. >> for people that have not yet developed heart disease taking an aspirin to prevent heart disease is not the right thing
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to do. >> the new guidelines are open for comment until mid-october. the university of camden poison control center is seeing a worrying trend, it handles calls for 153 cases of poisoning by hand sanitizer, a growing number of older kids are drinking it because of the candy scents, the way it smells or teenagers or preteens drinking it on a dare to get drunk. it's up to 95% alcohol some of them by the way. >> some people enjoy a bedtime snack can it can help them feeling full until morning but the snacks should calm down your child and not rev them up, avoid candy or anything with caffeine, it's better to include foods with protein, like warm milk, whole grain crackers and cheese or a cheese stick or fruit and even popcorn can be healthy.
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>> as long as it's air pops no movie theater butter or salt. >> a nice time snack could be a good opportunity for nutrients that child may have missed. >> still to come tacos and tequila.
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after years of saying it would never happen, facebook is adding a dislike button, over the last few years they said they did not want to create a voting system. but zuckerberg changed his mind and says it will enter the testing phase soon. today they launched the idea program, it gives qualified middle income families a down
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payment towards the purchase of a house. >> it's going to provide some really necessary money for people that want to buy a house that don't have the down payment. and down payment require manies, people are saving and giving them the extra $5,000 they need. payments are deferred for the first year and laid out in monthly installments. >> if you like to drink cabinet with your taco bell, are you in luck, they will start to serve alcohol but only in two cities, they plan to open locations in san francisco and chicago and serve sangria, it will be an open kitchen style, and chicago opens next week and san francisco follows next month. queen elizabeth is said to have a need for speed. the bentley can hit 175 miles
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all right time for accuweather, at the "action news" big board and cecily tynan is with us. >> what gorgeous weather, feeling like fall yesterday and today, we are live on sky 6 hd taking a look at cape may, new jersey, folks are enjoying a decent beach day, the water is on the choppy side and sky 6 hd is shaking with the winds, that is what it pulling down the comfortable air mass, september so far is a bit on the warm side. temperatures averaging close to 6 degrees above normal and today with the low humidity it felt comfortable but actually on the warm side, the average high for this time of year is 78 and philadelphia 82 degrees and
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allentown and reading 81 and millville 82 and cape may cooler with the sea breeze, currently 77 degrees, very comfortable with the humidity though, dew points, when you get dew points below 60 degrees it's dry and we have a dew point of 44 degrees that is why we get the cool nights with lows dropping down to the 50s, satellite 6 along with action radar showing high pressure to the west squeezing out the moisture from the atmosphere but what will happen is the high pressure nudges a little farther to the east and we get a return flow to the west and that bumps up the temperatures to the upper 80s, not quite as cool tonight, last night 58 degrees tonight 61 degrees, allentown 51 and millville 53 and trenton 57 and wilmington 57 degrees, tomorrow morning comfortably school in
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the morning and as we head into the afternoon temperatures rise to 85 degrees by 4:30 and the humidity will be up a notch, the dew point scale shows the humidity will remain on the low side over the next five days, saturday ahead of a cold front it will spike at 58 degrees, still that is the dry air mass, back down to 45 degrees on sunday and slightly cooler on sunday as well. the five-day at 5:00, another beautiful day wall-to-wall sunshine and warmer than today, 87 degrees, thursday pretty much a repeat of wednesday's weather, plenty of sunshine and 87 degrees, 86 well above average and saturday a few high, thin cloud as head of a cold front, 86 degrees, that cold front drops us down a tad, perhaps a couple of sprinkles but generally dry weather for the eagles home opener, and next week it cools down more adam
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"action news" continues. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. people that use septa rail for next week's papal events will get an idea of how it will all work and a confrontation on an american airlines flight ends with a passenger in handcuffs. and last night's loss to the atlanta falcons, jaime apody breaks it down for us. >> we are just ten days way from the pope's visit to philadelphia. "action news" reporter john rawlins has the details. >> reporter: as of today about 115,000 people have tickets to ride septa trains during the papal weekend, standing by a wall display, ron hopkins from septa talks about the maps
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online. they are color coded. potential parking in blue with a p and the darker blue is drop-off zones. >> you can drop off there and have you a short walk to the train station and you see how close you are the staging zone. >> and riders will be taken as a group to the loading zone, 500 people per train and put them on the platform and get them ready, that way they are ready to board efficiently. soon maps of 30th street and jefferson will join them, getting everyone sorted out and on the right train post papal event, on 30th street thousands will converge looking to board septa rails and amtrak and the subway. septa has a small army of guides in place. people, signs and bull horns, a lot of information, color coded walkways, the maps are straight forward, you click on the station are you interested in
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and see if there are road closures or if any parking is available. we'll have a link to the septa maps on our website at 6abc.com. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> the philadelphia parking authority has just announced a new exceptions from drivers that use a residential parking permit to park on the street but if you hold a currents parking pass in districts one, five, six and ten you'll be able to park in any zone parking outside of the traffic box. you can start parking your cars this sunday at 8:00 a.m., and you will not have to move them until tuesday september 29th, again the parking permits for rittenhouse square west and chinatown will be allowed in other zone street parking outside of the traffic box. meantime we are getting our first look at the stage, where
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pope francis will address the masses out sood of city hall, these artistrings were released and the lectern he will stand behind is the same one used by abraham lincoln when he gave the gettysburg address. as more information is revealed, stick with 6abc.com/pope, it includes road closures and items prohibited from the francis festival grounds. and how to see him during his two parades. and two law enforcement agencies joined in on a car chase that ended on b street and wilmington. it started in chester at 12:30 p.m., they are not commenting on why the chase started but the
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patrol cars lost sight of it and then found it abandoned with damage on the drivers side. police as well as officers from wilmington and chester were involved, nobody was hurt. southwest detectives are looking for an armed thief that broke into the citco, he walked in and point aid gun at the clerk and demanded money, the clerk opened the register and stood back and let the thief take some cash, fortunately the clerk was not hurt. philadelphia police need your help finding burglars that cleaned out a grays ferry apartment. on south street, cameras caught the suspects loading bags with electronics and other valuables and they made off with two of the victim's bicycles, if you
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recognize the burglars call south detectives, when breaking news or severe weather happens, join the action, email your photos and videos to 6abc.com or use the #6abcaction. now to a melt down that left a woman in jail, a chicago bound american airlines flight landed in indianapolis, after a female passenger hit another passenger and a flight attendant before being restrained. >> reporter: that 25-year-old faces charges including battery and disorderly conduct and the commotion continued even after she was put in cuffs. a dramatic end to a bizarre scene on an american airlines flight yesterday. >> a passenger escorted off the plane in handcuffs following one unruly out burst after another. >> she was disoriented through
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the entire flight, she started to kick the seat of the passenger in front of her and apparently he turned around to complain and she hit him. the drama continued when a flight attendant intervened. she was calm and talking about her boyfriend and then grabbed her by the face and kissed her and then punched her on the face, the pilot getting on the inter come asking passengers to restrain the woman. >> she kept hollering. >> one passenger calling it the most scared i have ever been in my life. >> the flight landing instead in indianapolis. >> i have done nothing. reyes apparently putting up a fight until the end and reportedly kicked a police officer before finally being put in the back of a patrol car.
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>> and still no explanation from her, she could face a fine up to $25,000 for each of those on board violations, reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." thank you. world news tonight with david muir has the latest on the midair felt down including more from the passengers that got involved. >> a driver was injured in a crash along i-95 in chester, delaware county, this morning, chopper 6 hd was over the northbound lanes of curlin street, it's unclear how the accident happened but the driver had to be cut out of the wreckage. drivers will have to pay more to cross the burlington bristol bridge and the tacony palmyra bridge, it increases to $4 for people that pay with cash and $3 for easy pass customers. the bridge commission says the
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hike is needed to fund improvements. >> and now the rush hour is taking its toll on drivers trying to get home tonight. matt pellman is here with more. >> we see a major increase in travel times on the schuylkill expressway westbound a parking lot from this point to route 1, the ruse development boulevard from the ramp remains shut down after a fatal accidents that happened after 2:00 this afternoon, they are still cleaning up and the vehicles are off to the side and they are throwing down sand on the roadway and getting ready to get things to reopen and all the drivers are returning west to lincoln and kelly drive and the local streets in east falls are a mess, if you come out of the city avoid the westbound side of the schuylkill unless you like single digit speeds, stick with the kelly drive to hunting park avenue or ridge avenue, or head north on 95.
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the broken down vehicle is gone by girard so heading to the phils game it's slow. but better. and one accident in falls township, involves a motorcycle near trenton road and bristol road, and look for one near otter street and 114, and they are work on the fire location in salem county, shutting down broadway, luckily william penn is an alternate or stay on hook road to get around that mess. back over to you. >> more to come on "action news" tuesday night. flash flooding in one western state catches dozens of people off guard and nearly washes out their town and one city is being outfitted with clean technology. >> and a chilly start, 40s for lakehurst and allentown and 53 in trenton, we are talking about summer-like temperatures the rest of the week. >> and the eagles looking ahead after last night heart breaking
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loss to the falcons, jaime apody has more from the players and chip kelly.
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authorities in the poconos have now arrested five fraternity brothers in connection with the hazing death of a pledge. a grand jury recommended charges for 37 members of pi delta si following the death of deng. he was blindfolded at a pledge event at a poconos rental home and forced to carry heavy bags of stand out into the snow while his frat brothers reportedly beat him, he lost consciousness and later died at the hospital. five people are dead and eight others are missing, the floodwaters swept them away and 16 people were inside of the cars and three children survived the others died or owe missing, the community is known as the home of a polygamist sect. parts of southern california
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are cleaning up from some flash flooding, record amounts of rain fell in the middle of a severe drought this morning, at leefrt one home was washed away from floodwaters, officials say that train tracks and construction sites were also flooded out. floodwaters fortsed a dog and a man to climb up a tree, they rescued him from the tree and to safety. >> it's time for sports the day after the heart breaking loss for the eagles, it's a bitter pill to swallow. >> it shocks us all, what it's not time to do, don't push the panic button, plenty of areas of concern, the bottom line the eagles played an awful first half and awesome second half but dug too deep a hole.
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the dynamic duo, of matthews and murray accounted for a whopping 13 yards. i asked chip kelly if that concerns him today. >> moving the ball down the field, whether we rush it for 399 yards or pass it for 3 99 yards that is not my concern, is are we moving the football and getting it into the end zone, is not my concern. byron maxwell may be a concern as well. kelly gave the top defensive backs a $63 million contract and the falcon $71 million man beat him up and down the field, julio jones gave atlanta their money's worth and maxwell was to be an upgrade here is what the coach saw. >> i think byron will be the first one to tell you that
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inconsistencies in technique, when he got beat, can you look at where he was from a technical stand point. >> the eagles got beat for many reasons but the biggy, cody parky's field goal that could have won them the game. here what chip says about his kicker up next at 6:00. jonathan papelbon first save the season after leaving was against the phils and he was not a bad guy on the team and was one of the few that wanted to win. not sure if ryan howard was one of those, last night howard went to the er to have his knee drained, he is still on crunches and not in the lineup, pete mccannon says it doesn't look good. >> he spend ten of hire seasons in orange and black and now gagne is calling it a career.
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he hangs up his skates at able 35, he has 601 point and 535 of them came here in philadelphia. >> they could be the surprise team in college football this year, the text test is umass, coach rule got his team off to a good start. want proof? you don't get into a scuffle for practice if you don't care, nobody even comes to break it up. it's like hockey this team ready to fight to the finish. >> we are nowhere near where we want to be, you know the team as a whole, we all got the right mind set, i don't think no one is getting big headed or cocky, but we know this is not it, this is not where we want to be as a team, we want to continue to grow. >> forget the eagles, this is a team that may be the most successful team in town.
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>> thank you jaime. one of the world series phillies players, moyer, is teaming up with other players to honor chairman, david montgomery today, he won several awards for the champion luncheon in center city. the charity helps children effected by family addiction. everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home, so you can get access to the fastest internet and in-home wi-fi available. and fios gives you big capacity too. so everyone in the house can get online. but the main reason to get fios? we're rated number 1 in customer satisfaction. ultimately, that's why. get 25 meg fios internet, tv & phone starting at $79.99 a month. plus get $350 back. hurry, offer ends september 19th. get out of the past. get fios.
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a home in east camden is getting quite the makeover today, they were installing a solar electrical system to this row home. no cost to the owners by the way, but it will save them money ton their electric bill, it's part after program across the u.s., nine other homes will be equipped with solar power free of charge. they are just sucking in the sunshine and you'll continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend, it's pretty nice around here. >> i'm going running. >> ha, ha, ha. >> yeah. >> we have heard that for how many years. >> decades. >> we know he is fibing right now. the deep blue sky, it's action
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cam was at ocean city, you have the entire beach to yourself almost. a gorgeous shot there with no clouds. you have the green sea grass and the sand and glistening sun off that ocean water. we bounced up to 83 degrees and the normal is 78 and the sunsetting earlier and earlier, that is the only bad thing this time of year at 7:10, temperatures 81 for reading and allentown and trenton, pretty equal across the area, and a bit cooler at the shore 75 to 78 degrees, high pressure is anchored just to the south of our south and west and that is supplying the sunshine and low humidity and the high is so massive it's compassing the
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entire eastern half of the country. for tonight it's clear and cool and with the longer nights now and with the wind very light between 2 and 4 miles per hour, there is patchy fog developing tomorrow morning, 51 in the suburbs and 61 in center city, the high is right over head tomorrow and that will help the temperatures to go from 87 degrees the sunshine dominates and this is more typical of july or august temperatures, however we are not going have that summer time humidity thankfully and the high drifts to the east even more close to 10 degrees below normal, again it's technically summer and we are looking at true summer-like weather with it turning hot in the midwest with 90s, if you are lucky enough to be at the shore, sunny and nice and an afternoon sea breeze kicking in and the temperatures fall once again into the upper 70s, the
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exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, little to complain about the next few days until you need rain for your lawn or garden, 87 the next two days, staying above average at 86 degrees, and friday into saturday the high starts to break down a bit and we see a few clouds in the sky and the sun still dominates, it's it's second half of the weekend that the clouds pull in with the cold front and not much moisture with it. temperatures 81 and could be a sprinkle in town and overall a dry weekend on sunday and some sun monday with cloud and the sunshine is back on tuesday. the temperature is closer to normal in the upper 70s and the lack of rain and chock full of sunshine. a world renowned conservationist, jane goodall came to rosemont to meet students and tell why she is hopeful. they heard about her trips in the wild and read her childrens
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book, she will lecture again.
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a unique exhibit is coming to philadelphia just in time for the pope's visit. the action cam was at the franklin institute today for a first look at the museum's vatican splendor's exhibit. one the largest to tour the u.s., some objects date back to the first century, vatican splendor opens to the public and ends in february of next year. now the news team is standing by next at 6:00, a gas explosion destroyed a home and business, what authorities say set off the blast. plus a good samaritan is stabbed to death while protecting her mother and child in wilmington. and the teenager is arrested for a plot against the pope, more on the security for the pope for the upcoming weekend.
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for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, join me next for "action news" at 6:00. >> good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. were ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night and jim is on assignment and will be along tonight, i'm rick williams, and in the news a westchester man is sentenced on charges that he injected a kitten with heroin. but the big story in philadelphia, is scary moments in salem county, new jersey,
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following a gas explosion that leveled a home and business this morning. it happened on north broadway in pennsville knowledge, not far from route 49 and delaware avenue, a local lawyer's office and neighboring apartment were both destroyed. but there are no injuries, plenty of neighbors remain on edge and walter perez is live from pennsville with more on what happened and why. >> reporter: rick, we'll give you a live look at the scene as you can see demolition crews leveled what remained behind and investigators believe that utility contractors working to replace lines clipped the main and that sent gas to the basement and that came in contact with the pilot light and heater setting off a names that came close to his

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